Regan Family History

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Regan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Regan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ríagáin ‘descendant of Riagán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to ríodhgach ‘impulsive’, ‘furious’. See also Ryan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: O'regan, Rogan, Cregan, Egan, Fegan, Logan, Drugan, Regen, Rega

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Regan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Regan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Regan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Regan Family Origin

Where is the Regan family from?

Regan Family Occupations

What did your Regan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Regan family was Laundress. Labourer, Charwoman and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Regan. The most common Regan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Regan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • General Laborer

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Regan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Regan Historical Records

What Regan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Regan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Regan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Regan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Regan. For the veterans among your Regan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Regan Life Expectancy

What is the average Regan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Regan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Regan in 1940 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Regan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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